CHINA: Changsha’s east-west metro Line 6 was opened on June 28, running 48·1 km from Huanghua Airport to Xiejiaqiao with 34 stations including seven interchanges.


Construction of Line 6 began in December 2016, and the opening takes the metro to 190·7 km and 127 stations.

Line 6 is operated using six-car Type A trains supplied by CRRC Zhuzhou, which have a design speed of 90 km/h, although the operating speed is 80 km/h. The trains have a capacity of 2 592 passengers and are equipped with wireless charging points for phones.

Services operate between 06.30 and 23.00, with an end-to-end journey time of 82 min and minimum headways of 4 min 52 sec.